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The Lane Reunion Shiraz

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The Lane Reunion Shiraz

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Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
There are few places in the world capable of nurturing benchmark chardonnay alongside top class shiraz, and Reunion is evidence that the lofty vineyard of The Lane is one. This release is resounding evidence that the exhilarating 2009 was no fluke. In time, the 2010 may prove itself to be the finest red wine from this site yet. There is alluring depth here that makes it irresistible even in such a youthful guise; voluptuous in its silky, slippery fruit density of cherry liqueur, blackberry, black plum and liquorice, yet at every moment impeccably controlled and immaculately balanced. Fragrant violets and mixed spice linger on a very long and focused finish. Oak is neatly interwoven, laying a dark chocolate backdrop that frames finely mineral tannins which resonate with the soils of this inimitable place.
http://tysonstelzer.com/ 2013
96
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
Never have the gravelly, granitic soils of this elevated Adelaide Hills site been preserved with such precision of firm, long-haul definition, within a style as monumentally intense as this. Riveting layers of black plum skin, blueberries, black olives, fresh liquorice straps, black pepper, dark chocolate, exotic spice, even fresh bitumen, engine room, coal steam and signature Adelaide Hills rain on granite. Yet never for an instant deviating from its refreshingly medium bodied restraint, bright acidity and savoury, upright demeanour. A wine of exacting detail, definition, structure and timeless persistence.
2019 - 2029
Wine Taste Special Edition 63 - Easter spoils!
96
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Bright red-purple; the fragrant, gently spiced red and black cherry bouquet foretells an elegant, unforced palate showcasing cool-climate shiraz picked at optimum ripeness. A wine to drink, not sip.
To 2020
Australian Wine Companion 2013
95
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
A firm, oaky, Rhone-inspired shiraz whose pungent, meaty bouquet of black, red and blue berries, assertive cedar/chocolate oak and musky spices overlies herbal and meaty complexity, plus a whiff of cracked pepper. Underpinned by fine, gravelly tannins, its long, briary palate of cassis and blackberry fruit dries out marginally towards the finish, leaving a lingering savoury note of graphite.
2017-2021+
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
92
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
Drinkability freshness and appealing shiraz spice pepper aromas and blackberry fruit flavours are the hallmarks of this style.
2018
Rob Geddes MW
89
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Drinkability, freshness and appealing shiraz spice pepper aromas and blackberry fruit flavours are the hallmarks of this style.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
89
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Good hue and depth; rich, ripe shiraz has a distinct touch of dark chocolate to its black fruit aromas; the palate is a very harmonious mix of those characters, quality oak and silky tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
95
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
88
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
An appealing mix of spice, pepper, cedar and finely structured black fruits; remarkably fresh for the vintage; good tannins and oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
93
Rob Geddes MW (2003 Vintage) says
Drinkability, freshness and appealing shiraz spice pepper aromas and blackberry fruit flavours are the hallmarks of this style.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
87
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Plenty of dark berry, spicy flavours, but edgy tannins dog the wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
88
Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says
Firm, astringent and reductive shiraz that could have used a little aeration. Its earthy, spicy, herbal and white pepper aromas of sweet raspberries, dark cherries and blackberries are partnered with sweet vanilla/chocolate oak. Smooth and sumptuous, its berry flavours are very intense, but lifted by sweet chocolate and gamey French oak.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
90
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Strong red-purple; rich, very complex black fruits with Cote Rôtie-like spice is followed by a powerful, complex palate with layers of flavour, but not overly extractive; good oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
93

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